Victoria and Albert Museum London
The Victoria and Albert Museum, which is often shortened as V&A is one of the greatest museums to see arts and designs as it has over 4.5 million permanent collections. Moreover, this museum was named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. However, at that time this museum did not cover that much of an area compared to what it is covering today, which makes about 12.5 acres. There are nearly 145 galleries now in this large area. People who are interested in arts and designs will definitely fall in love with this museum as they can find even 5000 years old objects there. All this and more makes a visit to Victoria and Albert Museum truly refreshing and informative.
Visit: Victoria and Albert Museum Website
History of Victoria and Albert Museum:
Victoria and Albert Museum was developed in 1852. However, this museum was renamed as Victoria and Albert Museum in 1899 during the foundation stone laying ceremony on left side of the main entry point of the Aston Webb building. Queen Victoria was guest of honour in that ceremony and it was also her last official communal appearance. Later during 1900 and 1950, this museum saw various extensions, but the major change was witnessed in 1980s. It was a time when the name of this museum was changed once again to 'The Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Museum of Art and Design' by Sir Roy Strong.
Collections to See in Victoria and Albert Museum:
- British galleries
- Cast courts
- Ceramics and glass
- Contemporary Items
- Furniture and furnishings
- Paintings (and miniatures)
- Theatre and performance
Tickets and Entry
Visitors can get Victoria and Albert Museum tickets from the desk at the main entrance of this venue. Members of Victoria and Albert Museum, visitors under 12 years or disable with maximum 2 carers and card holders of ICOM / Museums Association can have free tickets to enter into this amazing museum. Apart from these people D&AD and Art Fund members can get entry tickets at half price, but this does not include their family tickets. Senior citizens, ES40 holders, disabled visitors and full-time students are offered concessions as well. To know the exact ticket price contact the relevant authorities at Victoria and Albert Museum or click here for more details.
Operational Hours of Victoria and Albert Museum:
The daily operational hours of Victoria and Albert Museum are from 10:00 to 17:45, but timings on Fridays are a bit different as the museum opens at 10:00 on this day and closes around 22:00. Only certain galleries of Victoria and Albert Museum stay open after 18:00.
Contact Victoria and Albert Museum:
For enquires and booking people can contact the administration of Victoria and Albert Museum in London on the following phone numbers and email address:
Phone: +44 20 7942 2000
Phone: +44 20 7942 2211
Text Phone: +44 20 7942 2002
Location of Victoria and Albert Museum:
Cromwell Road, London, Greater London SW7 2RL, United Kingdom.
How to Get to Victoria and Albert Museum:
Victoria and Albert Museum is about 6 minutes away from South Kensington tube station by walk. Therefore, the commuters should head in west course on Pelham Street/B304 towards A3218 from this London Underground station then, turn right onto Pelham Street/A3218 and continue to follow A3218. Afterwards A3218 will turn slightly right and become Thurloe Pl/A4, from where the destination can be located on the left side, after covering a distance of 0.3 miles. Directions from South Kensington tube station to Victoria and Albert Museum.
Brompton, Victoria & Albert Museum (E-bound) is a bus stop that is about 11 seconds away from Victoria and Albert Museum by walk. If a visitor heads southwest on Thurloe Pl/A4 towards A3218 from Brompton, Victoria & Albert Museum (E-bound), he or she can reach this museum after covering a gap of 49 ft. Directions from Brompton, Victoria & Albert Museum (E-bound) to Victoria and Albert Museum.